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AFCON: Waweru, Cheruiyot makes provisional referees list

Peter Waweru and Gilbert Cheruiyot were the only Kenyan referees that have been named to officiate the forthcoming Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) championships that kicks off on june 21st in Cairo, Egypt.

Harambee Stars will be making their appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after 15 years of long wait after finishing second in pool F behind Black Stars of Ghana.

Waweru and Cheruiyot were named in the provisional list and if they make the final list, Waweru, a don in mathematics at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) will be the centre referee while Cheruiyot will be the lineman.

The duo are among the 56 match officials (27 centre and 29 assistant referees) that were picked.

Waweru has officiated at the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger in February, his major tournament since getting the Fifa badge in 2017.

Both, however, have massive experience in international matches having officiated in the Caf interclub competitions, as well as Afcon qualifiers.

Kenya had only one referee at the 2017 edition in Gabon namely Aden Marwa, who has since been handed a life ban by the world football governing body, Fifa for allegedly accepting bribe.

They were pooled in group “C” together with neighbours Tanzania, Senegal and Algeria whom they face in the opening group match on June 23

Additional information Daily Nation

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